Here is an article about the 10 hottest opera singers. It's a guy so he only refers to girls. And he cheats because he includes Katherine Jenkins twice. However, I must say his selection criteria appear to be much the same as mine: you appear if I can find a nice sexy picture of you. He found two sexy pictures of Katherine Jenkins so....
His list is:
Now I'm not sure all of these admittedly hot women are actually opera singers. For one thing there are a few more microphones in evidence than opera would allow. Rule number one: if you cannot sing in a big hall over a full orchestra without a microphone, you are not an opera singer. It doesn't mean they are not perfectly good singers--they just are not opera singers.
The only three I can be sure of are Anna Netrebko, Elina Garanča and Kate Aldrich.
And maybe this woman:
Have a look.
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I have seen Malena Ernman in DVDs of Hercules and Dido & Aeneas (the latter in the title role, and very moving she was too), so she counts as a real opera singer.
Oh yes, Malena can also be seriously good. I think this clip is from that DVD ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ0ngtryAqo , one of the better laments I've heard (even if the orchestration is wanting)
Natasha Marsh has sung small roles with small companies but seems to have realised that - with a record company exec for a husband - she can earn more doing the cheesy Jenkins-style crossover pap
Elina Garanca is certainly a real opera singer and certainly very beautiful. In my opinion, though, to qualify as "hot" she would need to show more evidence of possessing a soul.
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